Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness

Acupuncture Fertility Los Angeles

Laurel's fertility solutions treatment provides a 70% success rate in achieving pregnancy.

Many gynecologic disorders may be able to be treated by the assistance of herbal medicines and acupuncture.

Some of these include:

Postpartum Disorders
Irregular Periods
Emotional Imbalances Related To Hormones
Pelvic Pain
Premenstrual Disorders
Heavy Bleeding
Menopausal Symptoms

When performed by the right acupuncturist, traditional herbal medicine and acupuncture therapy can be very effective in balancing many imbalances which are the cause of complex hormonal and physical disorders that lead to infertility or reduced fertility. Proper lifestyle and nutrition are very important in achieving balance and wellness. Once this has been achieved, conception is far more likely. Included during the first visit is customized lifestyle plan and nutrition counseling according to each patient's diagnosis.

Infertility treatment with acupuncture normally requires a commitment to allow plenty of time to re-balance your body's systems. Should there be menstrual problems, the treatment must progress until a minimum of three normal cycles are achieved. After that, you must allow yourself a minimum of six months, preferably 18 months, to get pregnant. Please call me for information on traditional medicine and acupuncture treatment for infertility or other problems.

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Using acupuncture to treat infertility and increase natural fertility

The American Pregnancy Association suggests that acupuncture can be an effective way to address many of the problems affecting fertility. Specifically it can alleviate an under-functioning thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an over-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroidism). A malfunctioning thyroid can affect ovulation which in turn can impede a woman’s ability to become pregnant. Spasmed tubes can also be treated with acupuncture. Other conditions, such as tubal adhesions which can occur as a result of pelvic inflammatory disease, may also be addressed.  While they may not respond to acupuncture alone, some might respond to a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine, coupled with more conventional medical procedures.
Among the other conditions that can be addressed by acupuncture in combination with other treatments include:

Elevated follicle stimulating hormone,
Repeated pregnancy loss,
Unexplained or idiopathic infertility,
Luteal phase defect,
Hyperprolactinemia, though when not caused by a prolactinoma,
Polycystic ovarian syndrome with annovulatory cycles,
Male factor, which includes men affected with sperm-DNA-fragmentation.

Typically a woman who uses acupuncture to enhance her chances of becoming pregnant will start a series of treatments three or four months before attempting to conceive.  Many women attempt to conceive naturally.  Assisted  Reproductive Therapies (ART) such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination, donor egg transfer can also be used when necessary. After pregnancy occurs, acupuncture usually continues through the 12th week in order to address pregnancy discomforts such as morning sickness, nausea, headaches, fatigue, and anxiety about holding the pregnancy.

For more information contact us.


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Santa Monica Acupuncture and Wellness

Laurel Binder, Doctor of Acupuncture (RILB)

3029 Wilshire Blvd Suite 201

Santa Monica, CA 90403

(310) 564-4325


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